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Doctor insights on: Ankle Oedema Symptoms

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Dr. James Lin
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Edema (Definition)

Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more


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What are ankle instability, foot numbness and pain signs of?

What are ankle instability, foot numbness and pain signs of?

More info needed: More information would need to be known to give you a definitive diagnosis. These all could be found in ankle instability caused by a sprain. Please go to www.Orthodoc.Aaos.Org/footankle to find out how i can help you further. ...Read more

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Difference of pedal edema or ankle swelling?

Difference of pedal edema or ankle swelling?

Local or general: Pedal edema is how doctors refer to swollen feet. Pregnant women often get pedal edema as their pregnancy progresses heart disease circulation problems etc. Ankle get swelling because you have sprain ankle. ...Read more

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What does foot numbness and ankle swelling indicate?

What does foot numbness and ankle swelling indicate?

Can indicate many: Things and may or may not be related. In short - you should see a doctor. The differential diagnosis is long....But, these are signs you should be under a doctors care. ...Read more

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Is edema in feet and ankles 4 weeks post knee injury normal?

Is edema in feet and ankles 4 weeks post knee injury normal?

Yes: It is not unusual to retain fluid as your activity is diminished. It generally resolves with normal activity. ...Read more

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What are twisted/sprained ankle symptoms?

What are twisted/sprained ankle symptoms?

Pain, swelling: As well as limited range of motion or ability to bear weight/walk. Could also be symptoms of fracture, infection or a type of arthritis. ...Read more

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What causes subchondral bone edema in my ankle?

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What causes subchondral bone edema in my ankle?

Subchondral edema: Subchonral bone edema in your ankle typically occurs after an injury like an ankle sprain. Usually associated with a talar done lesion. ...Read more

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CRPS left foot, stress fx, ORIF- redness, pain, sensitivity, swelling. Right foot swelling sometimes- no other symptoms. CRPS spreading?

CRPS left foot, stress fx, ORIF- redness, pain, sensitivity, swelling. Right foot swelling sometimes- no other symptoms. CRPS spreading?

Be checked by your..: Online inquiry and "guessing" at this time would not realistically help answer your concern. The best thing to do is to timely ask your treating doctor who knows more & better about your individual local and systemic conditions than anyone online. How to get all related things for good medical care done correctly? Follow instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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What cause ankle sprains?

What cause ankle sprains?

See below: Either direct trauma or over stretching of the tendons and ligaments. ...Read more

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Severe ankle pain, massive swelling and bruising. Can't move ankle. Inconclusive mri. What does this mean?

Severe ankle pain, massive swelling and bruising. Can't move ankle. Inconclusive mri. What does this mean?

Severe sprain: This sounds like a third degree ( possibly second degree) sprain involving teating of the supporting ligament of the ankle and pooling of blood either into the musvle or the ankle joint itself. Obtain immediate orthopedic evaluation. Advise immediate rest, ice, compression and elevation, aircast splint and er if symtoms worsen. Ok to use advol or aleve (naproxen) for pain and swelling. ...Read more

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Severe ankle sprain with fib fx. no sx. 6wks. Seen by podiatrist.Still painful with swelling. MRI?

Severe ankle sprain with fib fx. no sx. 6wks. Seen by podiatrist.Still painful with swelling. MRI?

Maybe: A fibular fracture can cause pain and swelling for 3-6 months, especially if it is healing without surgery. Severe ankle sprains can also be painful and swollen for 3 months or more. People often underestimate sprains because they are commonly brushed off as no big deal. They can be quite painful, more painful than a broken bone in some cases. An MRI is not a bad idea, however. ...Read more

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Mild CRPS after foot fracture and surgery. Symptoms- burning, throbbing pain, pitting edema, foot warm, red, red dots over foot. Options?

Mild CRPS after foot fracture and surgery. Symptoms- burning, throbbing pain, pitting edema, foot warm, red, red dots over foot. Options?

Define CRPs: CRP = C reactive Protein? This could be reflex dystrophy (complex regional pain syndrome). You need discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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What typically causes ankle sprains?

What typically causes ankle sprains?

Inversion: Typically, inversion of the ankle causes the most common ankle injury: a sprain of the anterior talofibular ligament. ...Read more

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Does menopause cause ankle swelling?

Does menopause cause ankle swelling?

Not usually: Menopause by itself does not cause ankle swelling. If you have persistent swelling without injury, i would consult with my pcp. ...Read more

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I had an old calcanea stress fracture with swelling. Can long-term foot instability, plantar fasciitis, sural neuropathy cause back problems?

I had an old calcanea stress fracture with swelling.  Can long-term foot instability, plantar fasciitis, sural neuropathy cause back problems?

Heel fracture: The answer is simply yes. Long term instability, plantar faciitis, and sural neuropathy...All cause pain. And, trying to ambulate through it, will cause you to limp. This limping will effect your back.. See a specialist, and get help. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of ankle arthritis besides pain and swelling?

Stiffness: Arthritis is essentially cartiledge degeneration or wearing away. It can also be when there is spurring of bones. Lack of motion or stiffness is another symptom. ...Read more

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Calf tightness w/ swelling Achilles (and paratendon) + distended unilateral tributary over achilles. Compartment syndrome? Venous? No known injury.

Calf tightness w/ swelling Achilles (and paratendon) + distended unilateral tributary over achilles. Compartment syndrome?  Venous? No known injury.

DVT: Could be many things, but you need to have an ultrasound of your leg to rule out deep vein thrombosis. These can break off and go to the lungs and be life threatening. ...Read more